Shadow Shot Sunday #101

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery

The Shooters:
1. Helen 2. Carin 3. Sherrie 4. Katie 5. LyndaHowells 6. Gerald(AckworthBorn) 7. Judi 8. Rose 9. Sunnymama

The Shooters:
1. HeartOfAWizardress 2. Beth 3. Gabbi 4. MyCamera'sEye 5. EGLife 6. Joanna 7. MOO 8. Anka 9. Shannara

The Shooters:
1. Ellsea 2. Clytie 3. Tracey-KnickyKnacks 4. Wanderlust 5. Tinkerbell'sTreehouse 6. Tina'sPhotoblog 7. John 8. Bobbie 9. ReachBeyondLimits

The winner of the SSS #100 Super Secret Giveaway is #38 participant from last week:

Lisa's RetroStyle

Congratulations Lisa! Your prize is an Aussie themed pack containing a book called Australian Quirk (jam packed with fun kitsch photos!), a packet of yummy Tim Tams, a jar of delicious rosella jam, a set of Aussie postcards, and a tube of vegemite. Just get in touch with your details so I can post your pack to you asap. The sooner the better Lisa, otherwise you may find the packet of Tim Tams to weigh a lot less than the 200 grams as stated on the packet! I'm a bit of a piggy when it comes to Tim Tams. Not so with vegemite though. Yuck! But hey, you may like vegemite Lisa. Many Aussies love the hideous black gooey stuff. If you don't like it then you could save it for a camping trip and slather it all over your body to ward off mosquitoes. Just a thought. I've not tried this myself but have heard that it works rather well as an insect repellent.

Many thanks everyone! I really wish that I could have given something to all SSS players. Here's a little consolation prize for everybody. I'll sing the original 1949 penned Vegemite advertising jingle for you.

We're happy little Vegemites
As bright as bright can be.
We all enjoy our Vegemite
For breakfast, lunch and tea.
Our Mummies say we're growing stronger every single week
Because we love our Vegemite.
We all adore our Vegemite.
We're growing stronger every week.

Huh? What's that? You couldn't hear me singing? That's odd...oh...I now see what's happened. I forgot to plug my microphone in. Well, the fact that you couldn't hear me singing just made that gift much sweeter!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. Magical Mystical Teacher
3. Tom Hilton
4. Manang Kim,USA
6. Jill, Northern CA, USA
7. Catherine, Mexico City
8. Lisa's RetroStyle
9. ldh
10. Jen
11. CHIE
12. Gemma@Greyscale,AUS
13. Roxy
14. Ralph
15. Megan
16. Bobbie
17. Anne
18. Rose
19. Quiltworks - Ma - USA
20. carolynUSA
21. Rajesh, India
22. Coffeedoff UK
23. Gerald (Ackworth born)
24. ctmott
26. Generik
27. Sunnymama, UK
28. Martha Z
29. Molokai Girl
30. Shadow on black granite
31. Carin
32. Beverley Baird
33. robin-one still frame
34. BLOGitse, Casablanca...
35. Sam
36. SamNZ
37. Shannara
38. Cassie
39. Patti V.
40. toby
41. Kylie-ChasingPurpleDreams
42. Vicki - IN, USA
43. GardenJoy
44. Faith Hope & ...
45. Macleay Island Daily Photo
46. Judi
47. spunkee
48. lynda Howells
49. Lee Mills
50. EG Wow, Canada
51. Laura, NH, USA
52. Dimple
53. Angela NZ
54. Rinkly Rimes Australia
55. Alissa-Craftalicious, AUS
56. Angie, West Australia
57. Darcel-TheMahoganyWay
58. Margaret Gosden USA
59. Sara Chapman, Seattle USA
60. Freda Mans
61. Angela NZ
62. Maggie @Normandy Life
63. Eden, Australia
64. Lindz
65. wanderlust
66. Gena @ Thinking Aloud
67. Tinas Photoblog, Sweden
68. Crafty Gardener, Canada
69. Just B
70. Reach Beyond Limits
71. Alexandra Pandrea
72. anka-HappyHangAround
73. Sarah
74. alexa in nyc, usa
75. Mama Zen
76. Heart of a Wizardess
77. Clytie-RandomTrash, USA
78. Clytie-RandomNature, USA
79. happilyretired
80. jazzbumpa
81. eye of the beholder 1
82. eye of the beholder 2
83. Maria's Space
84. foto CHIP
85. Joanna P
86. mississipiartist
87. Square Peg Guy
88. Jonny Hamachi
89. Desert Colors
90. Paz's New York Minute
91. Mona Sweden
92. Quasi Serendipita
93. Junie
94. Tiffany
95. Carly's Photography
96. Judy Sheldon-Walker
97. hapzydeco

Edit Monday Evening:
Mr Linky is now closed for this week and is having a sleep. Thank you!


Chubby Chieque said…
Ha! am I the first to peek in here? Am still doing my participation shots but knowing, am the first, can't wait to say Howdy! Tracy...

Have a blessed Sunday (soon).
Tom Hilton said…
Lovely bird. And now I've got a bit of a Brian Eno lyric running through my head: "while miles below, the curlews call from strangely stunted trees".

That jingle is awesome. They really don't write them like that anymore, do they?
Sylvia K said…
Beautiful shadow shot as always, Tracy! Hope you're having a great weekend -- well, as soon as you get up!!

Well HOLY C**P!! I never win anything!!!! I can't believe my luck! Thanks so much Tracy...and don't eat my Tim Tams!

I've never had any of the food stuff and look forward to trying it all. I might actually like the Vegemite...seeing that it is made by Kraft and is gooey stuff in a tube (sadly I seem to be rather fond of gooey foods...I'm thinking of Kraft's cheeze whiz). Although black seems a stange color for food...that's a little off putting. Maybe I'll make Kevin have a taste first;)

Very excited to see the Australian Quirk book...I sure do love me some kitsch! The postcards look awfully cute too...little sandy butts:-)

Thanks again and I'll send you an email with my address post-haste.

Looks like you were skullking along rather closely with that little bird. I love the shot of him on the Daily Photo post too. And I really like his other names "Bush Thick-knees" and "Screaming Woman Bird". His cries at night must be really creepy!

Ok, that's a really long comment so I'll hush now.

Thanks again:D
Catherine said…
great bird shot - and i like vegemite although one of the funniest things I ever saw was when I was sailing in the Whitsundays - a French guy mistokk the brown gooey stuff which was just in a bowl for the very sweet Nutella - slathered it all over his bread and took a bite - his face was a priceless picture!! have a great weekend and Greetings as usual from Mexico!!
Curious expression on the curlew's face... were you singing the advertising jingle while photographing :)

Nice visiting, as always!
Kindly, ldh
Gemma Wiseman said…
Great up close shot of the curlew! He seems to love wandering the shadows!
Anonymous said…
Fabulous shadow shot! I love Timtams ..... but not so keen on vegemite - which an Australian man gave me a taste of on toast for breakfast one day in Indonesia .... I'm saying no more!!
Anonymous said…
And here's me thinking vegemite was a New Zealand thing!
Can't beat good old Marmite though, even if everyone outside the UK (and quite a few people inside) hate the stuff.
Ralph said…
I have never seen such a bird, residing on the wrong continent :>) He looks like a Roadrunner in Arizona, a long legged and elegant, and perfect for SSS. I think of that old song 'Down Under' where "he took a bite of my Vegemite sandwich". I sounds like a repellant though...
bobbie said…
Great shadow shot. Glad to learn of your other blog. It has some really wonderful photos.
What a beautiful picture and checked out the other pictures too.
Wonderful. What a lovely place to live..Much happiness to you..
Happy SSS..
Chubskulit Rose said…
wow, that is a pretty long legged bird!
Generik said…
Nice shot, and definitely not for the birds! It seems island life is working out well for you.
sunnymama said…
Fantastic bird and what a lovely gift selection for your prize winner! :)
Carin said…
LOL really liked "hearing" you sing that vegemite song! Great gift for Lisa, Lisa congratulations!
Nice bird that bush stone curlew, kind of disappears in the shade.

Enjoy your Sunday!
Sam said…
Oh Tracy! I love your new blog! I loved having a sticky beek at your island home! So pretty!

This guy is such a character - I don't think we get them down here although I could be wrong. I never see them, however, and I am pretty keen on birdies so I think I'd know if I'd bumped into him!

Sydney is very wet today - but it's really lovely actually - a nice change from that heat and humidity of the never ending summer we've just had. It will be winter in another week or so and I'm still wearing T-shirts! What about Brissy? Is it cooling a bit?

Hope you're having a lovely long weekend sweetie! XOXO's
Cassie said…
What a cool birdo! Those spindly legs are a work of art!! First time I ever heard of vegemite was from that song, We Come From The Land Down Under.(Not sure if that's the name, but it had that in the words.) Happy SSS.
Patti said…
Laughed at your suggested use for the Vegemite. Mosquito repellent indeed! I didn't know it was black. YUCK, I say.

I've never heard of a curlew. I always learn something when I visit you, Tracy.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
toby said…
Wow, I really like the photos on your new blog - way to go! But I didn't see a way to leave a comment there :(

Have a great week!
I love the quirkyness of Curlews, I know they are not our strangest bird - but they are still pretty bizarre!
Victoria said…
Super beautiful..what a gorgeous creature,lovely shot! You have a wonderful blog and lots of goodies to look at ! Thanks for adding my photo fomr last sunday..I am honored! Yay!
Have a magical day!
maryt/theteach said…
Tracy a great shot of the curlew! Looks like a fantastic giveaway! I tasted Vegemite when I was in Australia - I wish I could say I loved it... :)
A Wild Thing said…
I'm still chuckling over the Vegemite song, sorta like our Wonderbread song...lucky Lisa!!!

Can't wait to go over to your new site and check out your new hood...have a great Sunday girl!

Renee said…
Thanks for hosting Shadow Shot Sunday! I've been playing along for a few weeks now and loving it - sooooo adictive! Your shadow shots are great and I love the weekly shadow galleries. Thanks!
keiren said…
What a funny looking bird! I loved looking at your other blog. The photo of the marching blue crabs is wild!
Square Peg Guy said…
chuckles... Vegemite. I've heard of it, but I've never actually seen it or tasted it. It's the stuff of legend!

My shadow shot will feature a small rainbow this week. It should post in less than 3 hours.
JCelestial said…
Vegemite... requires somewhat of an aquired taste, that or you need to be raised eating the stuff.. as we are here in Australia. Great as a quick on the go lunch in a sandwich with plastic cheese. Normal cheese is no good it has to be the plastic type, in white bread and spread with butter. Great on toast for brekkie, half butter and half vegemite. Fold and eat. Yummo!
I wonder how you will sleep at night! The curlew does not look a happy bird, unless he sensed your presence. Look forward to seeing more of your habitat, besides the birds!
Why Tracy, what a lovely voice you have. Absolutely plug in the mic and give us a sound file!

So happy you are back after that long hiatus. Now I'll go check the other blog. Can't wait to see your new digs.
fredamans said…
Beautiful shadows and showcases this week.

I made an error in the linky but corrected it. Sorry about that.
I did look in the other blog, but . . . no comments enabled??? Don't you want to hear how we love those photos, too?
Maggie said…
Great bird shot, but really Marmite is way better than Vegemite!
Lindz said…
the bird is in a deep thought while covered with shadows frome the tree... hoping you're haivng a good day this anzac day.
Lindz said…
and congratulation to thewinner, I miss that song, it used to grab my kids attention whenever it was on telly. We love vegeite
Lucky Lisa! Those Tim Tams look mighty good! I didn't know Vegamite came in a tube!
Cool curlew! I've heard of those birds before but have never seen one in real life.

That's an awesome giveaway prize! Lucky Lisa!

Off to check out your new blog now!
You have some very sweet photos on your new blog so far. Can't wait to see more! It looks like a lovely place to live with many fun photo opportunities!

I couldn't find where to leave a comment on your other blog so I left it here.
wanderlust said…
Beautiful bird, I like the new daily photo website, too!
Anonymous said…
That´s a new bird to me, but I think it was cute with that long legs. Nice shot! :D
Linda said…
nice bird photo, not one we get in our gardens
What an interesting looking bird!
Tiziana said…
Anf! Puff! Pant!!
I guess I'm already too late to contribute to the new Shadow Shot Sunday!
Sorry but here on Sunday begins long after you and I hope
at least show you my step "shady"!
Ok I'll try the same .... ;)
Greetings to all participating bloggers, for me the first time!
Good Sunday to all!
Laura said…
What an interesting bird! Happy Sunday.
Anca Pandrea said…
I was about to miss this week's fun, but I managed not to and I am very glad. I love Shadow Shot :D
Have a great rest of the Sunday, everybody!
Sarah said…
Interesting looking bird-kind of shadowy in itself as it looks well suited for camouflage. I shall have a look at your other blog too. The vegemite poem is funny! I once saw Natalie Imbruglia talking about tam'tams-I think they are very similar to English Penguin biscuits. I love the little things!
Alexa said…
I'm still completely addicted to your meme, but doubt seriously I should ever become addicted to Vegemite! Love your lovely, lurking little curlew . . .
Clytie said…
I love the Bush Stone Curlew who appears to be skulking in the shadows. He is adorable!

I have heard of Vegemite but have never actually seen it, or tried it. Must put that on the bucket list!
Darcel said…
Wow...that's a nice shot! Can't say I've ever seen that type of bird before.
Anonymous said…
Wonderful shadowy shot of this quizzical TALL Curlew and marvelous shadow gallery as always! Methinks I could ALMOST hear you singing even without a microphone ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
foto CHIP said…
I like the expression - the bird is surely watching his back :)
Joanna said…
I've never seen this bird before. And I like the photo on your new blog too.
Very interesting bird,very different from what we have in Mississippi! I love participating in your shadow shots- so fun!
Paz said…
congrats to the winner.

i'm excited to check out your new blog.

interesting-looking bird in the shadows. cool.

Diane AZ said…
Very cool looking curlew, I would love to see one in person someday. :)
JunieRose2005 said…
I don't know that bird but he's very interesting looking!

I have a SSS for you this time!

Anonymous said…
Visiting for my first SSS! Enjoyed your picture!
readingsully2 said…
I am so sorry that I have not been able to keep up with my shadow shots. Lovely work though. said…
congratulations Lisa!
& I love your daily photo blog Tracy. I am excited to be able to see more of your lovely island.
I didn't have a shadow to post this week so I am just stopping by to say hi! I always love seeing your shadow collages and what you post yourself. I've never heard of a Curlew before - interesting!
Have a great week.
: )
Anonymous said…
Odd little birdy! How lucky Lisa is to win all those goodies! Your new blog is wonderful and that island looks like a little slice of heaven. Was funny to read that you don't have any traffic lights there!
Unknown said… glad Lisa won your secret giveaway!! Secondly, I am even happier (ok...over the moon actually) that she gets to taste Vegemite!!! Oh, I tell you, she will be thrilled to the's an acquired taste. You should've told me it wards off mosquito...that was a good alternative as I am always in the garden at night, instead I ate all those vegemite you sent earlier haha!! It's ok...the taste..similar to Marmite here :) Hugs.............M
Tracy said…
Congrats to Lisa... What fun is this package! And there seems to be little hint of fun & whimsy in the shadows this week... wonderful photos! Happy Days, Tracy :o) ((HUGS))
Anonymous said…
WOW! I've just been checking out your new blog! How do you get to live on an island like that? It looks like paradise. The curlew is very sweet and kind of spooky looking. I gather it's womanly screeches during the night are not altogether appreciated??
Ruby said…
another interesting meme I found here.. I wish to participate next week...thanks for hosting!
Chrisy said…
I heard a strange whining sound echoing across the bay.........